Remember yesterday how I said I was getting nervous to start nursing school?
…I went and bought my textbooks for the semester today…
…and this stack of books is not including the two other textbooks that I need, the books that I had last semester that I can’t seem to find now.
Nervous seems a bit of an understatement now.
I should also preface this story with my plan for the afternoon. I wanted to purchase my parking pass for the semester, buy my books, get in-get out, and hit up the recreation center for a quick speed workout and possibly some strength training. If I want to do a pull-up this year, I better start building up these little muscles!
I went to purchase my parking pass first, but once I was about to buy my pass I decided against it. Campus is not that big, and I’ve found several places near campus where I can park on the side of the road for free. I decided I’d give walking a whirl before giving up fifty precious dollars to park in the campus lots that aren’t all that close to my classes anyhow.
Next I went to the bookstore…which was approximately half a mile from where I decided to park alongside the road.
About half an hour later I walked out with all of these…
…and had to walk the half mile back to my car to drop them off.
Needless to say, I crossed strength training off my afternoon agenda.
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been talking about getting into nursing school for long enough (um, the entire life of this blog), and I’m beyond stoked that I actually get to start on Monday! It’s just scary. Life as I know it is going to change a little bit. I’m not going to have the time to sit and talk to Tia all day long, or hang out on my computer, or watch marathons of addicting television shows (hello Friday Night Lights). My textbooks might be accompanying me to my next several dinner club get-togethers. My new favorite cell phone apps just might be regarding medical terminology. And pretty soon I might be bugging all my family and friends to practice taking their blood pressures.
I guess it’s beneficial to me that I love a good challenge.